Category Archives: How much is 25 pounds?
I’m not a afraid to make a complete fool of myself on the internet…okay, I’m a little afraid, but I’m working through that.
To prove I’m making progress, today I posted my YouTube Supernote. It’s like a sport, only you don’t need coordination and the only goal is to see who can “hold it the longest.”
To play, you just record yourself holding one note for as long as you can…then post the video as a response to one of the team captains on YouTube.
Of course I couldn’t post a video without it tying to 25 pounds of something, so I stuck to music and sung my supernote while stacking 25 pounds of guitar cases…Les Paul’s guitar cases for that matter (For those who might not know, he’s the guy who pretty much revolutionized popular music back in the 1950s).
Not sure the stacking or the “help me lose 25 pounds” quote will make sense to anyone outside the Help Me Lose crowd, but what the hay.
I’m on the iJustine team, so go ahead and cut loose and post to our team. Here’s where you can get more details…
This weekend I was filming some video for Help Me Lose. The effort required me to carry 25 pounds of a particular item (I won’t reveal what it was just yet).
No biggie, I’ve handled 25 pounds of cereal and throw pillows with ease, but this was the first time I had to carry 25 pounds and actually DO SOMETHING.
Oh boy, it was a struggle. I was sweating and uncomfortable and my back was even sore. This was quite an eye-opener. Think about it, THIS IS HOW MUCH EXTRA WEIGHT I’ve been carrying around.
Just try it yourself. Gather up something that weighs about the same amount of the extra weight you’re carrying. Then try hauling that around for 20 minutes. Walk around; try some stairs; you’ll be amazed at how much work it is. And that’s how much harder your body has to work to move YOU.
With all that extra effort, you’d think it would keep you super fit, right? I guess that’s not how it works.
While I was at a warehouse store, I hauled around 25 pounds of sugar (this wasn’t for the video). Oh boy, that sugar is heavy.
All those pillows filled TWO CARTS…and two sales people asked if I needed any help. I just told them I was seeing what colors went together.
What does 25 pounds look like? Well, in Cereal terms it piles up pretty high.
Imagine…each morning I wake up with the equivalent of 33 boxes of cereal attached to my body somewhere.